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A Simple and Easy Intramedullary Lavage Method to Prevent Embolism During and After Reamed Long Bone Nailing



Abstract

Reaming of the long bones is widely practiced because it allows for improved healing and early mobilization in patients needing surgical debridement of bone tissue. The insertion of reamed intramedullary nails can cause complications such as bone necrosis, cortical blood supply damage, and fat or bone marrow embolism. We describe a novel way to limit the amount of material in the canal before nail insertion to limit the chances of embolism.



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A Simple and Easy Intramedullary Lavage Method to Prevent Embolism During and After Reamed Long Bone Nailing


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MN Baig Corresponding Author

Trauma & Orthopaedics, Galway University Hospital

W Curtin

Orthopaedics, Galway University Hospital


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Human subjects: All authors have confirmed that this study did not involve human participants or tissue. Animal subjects: All authors have confirmed that this study did not involve animal subjects or tissue. Conflicts of interest: In compliance with the ICMJE uniform disclosure form, all authors declare the following: Payment/services info: All authors have declared that no financial support was received from any organization for the submitted work. Financial relationships: All authors have declared that they have no financial relationships at present or within the previous three years with any organizations that might have an interest in the submitted work. Other relationships: All authors have declared that there are no other relationships or activities that could appear to have influenced the submitted work.


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A Simple and Easy Intramedullary Lavage Method to Prevent Embolism During and After Reamed Long Bone Nailing

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  • Author Information
    MN Baig Corresponding Author

    Trauma & Orthopaedics, Galway University Hospital

    W Curtin

    Orthopaedics, Galway University Hospital


    Ethics Statement and Conflict of Interest Disclosures

    Human subjects: All authors have confirmed that this study did not involve human participants or tissue. Animal subjects: All authors have confirmed that this study did not involve animal subjects or tissue. Conflicts of interest: In compliance with the ICMJE uniform disclosure form, all authors declare the following: Payment/services info: All authors have declared that no financial support was received from any organization for the submitted work. Financial relationships: All authors have declared that they have no financial relationships at present or within the previous three years with any organizations that might have an interest in the submitted work. Other relationships: All authors have declared that there are no other relationships or activities that could appear to have influenced the submitted work.

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    Article Information

    Published: August 25, 2017

    DOI

    10.7759/cureus.1609

    Cite this article as:

    Baig M, Curtin W (August 25, 2017) A Simple and Easy Intramedullary Lavage Method to Prevent Embolism During and After Reamed Long Bone Nailing . Cureus 9(8): e1609. doi:10.7759/cureus.1609

    Publication history

    Received by Cureus: August 07, 2017
    Peer review began: August 17, 2017
    Peer review concluded: August 22, 2017
    Published: August 25, 2017

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    Baig et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0., which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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Abstract

Reaming of the long bones is widely practiced because it allows for improved healing and early mobilization in patients needing surgical debridement of bone tissue. The insertion of reamed intramedullary nails can cause complications such as bone necrosis, cortical blood supply damage, and fat or bone marrow embolism. We describe a novel way to limit the amount of material in the canal before nail insertion to limit the chances of embolism.



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MN Baig

Trauma & Orthopaedics, Galway University Hospital

For correspondence:
nouman142@gmail.com

W Curtin

Orthopaedics, Galway University Hospital

MN Baig

Trauma & Orthopaedics, Galway University Hospital

For correspondence:
nouman142@gmail.com

W Curtin

Orthopaedics, Galway University Hospital